BRIGHTON, Ont. – Poor weather for much of the day didn’t stop Brighton Speedway from completing night two of the Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Ultramar CST along with Rock 107, Lucas Oil Products and Mystical Distributing. The night featured the Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson Tire & Automotive Centre along with topless racing for the Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models and OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds. The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks also competed in their final points race of the season.

Big Brother Brown

The Southern Ontario Sprints returned for their second night of racing presented by Sanderson Tire & Automotive Centre. After picking up the win on Saturday night Jake Brown (No. 1-10) started on the pole along older brother Mitch (No. 10) for Sunday nights 25 lap main event.

Mitch used the outside line in corner two to grab the lead on the opening lap while Jake settled into the second spot. Steve Lyons (No. 9), Holly Porter (No. 0p) and Lee Ladouceur (No. 51) ran behind the top two for much of the first half of the race and had a good battle for positions third to fifth.

By the mid-point of the race Cory Turner (No. 97) and Dylan Westbrook (No. 47x) made their presence known in the top five. The pair worked through the field from their 16th and 13th starting places. A restart on lap 20 gave both drivers the chance to catch the Brown brothers and challenge for the top two spots.

On the final lap Turner and Westbrook slipped past Jake Brown, however they didn’t have anything for the leader as Mitch Brown cruised to the victory. The win was Brown’s first of the year with the SOS. Turner crossed the line in second for the second night in a row while Westbrook finished third. Jake Brown held on to finish fourth over Holly Porter.

Mowat Marches to Third Win

The Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models changed things up on Sunday night as they took off their roofs for the annual topless race night. Tyler Rand (No. 84) made his return to the division for the first time in two months and started on the pole alongside Robbie Wilson (No. 09). Rand showed little signs of rust as he lead the opening lap and ran inside the top five for the first third of the race.

Andy Mayhew (No. 1) worked by Rand on lap two and led the next 13 circuits of the 40 lap feature. Point leader Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) passed Mayhew on lap 15, however his time in front was short lived as his closest competitor in the points, Brandon Mowat (No. 46), powered past him four laps later.

Mowat lead the final 21 laps and cruised to his third win of the season over Sandercock. Mayhew finished with a solid third place finished. Steve Baldwin (No. 5) and Phil Potts (No. 29) waged the most exciting battle of the race. The two traded positions multiple times during the second half of the event and finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Kraig Cruises On

It was topless night as well for the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds. With the roofs off Kraig Handley (No. 91) and Mitch Rosborough (No. 36) led the field to the green flag in the 30 lap feature. Handley continued his streak of strong performances and led the race from start to finish.

The battle for the runner-up spot was the hottest contested position as Shawn Gregory (No. 1) held it for the first 15 laps. In the second half, point leader Andrew Hennessy (No. 87) powered his way to second and was followed closely by Curtis King (No. 07) and Doug O’Blenis (No. 32).

A last lap restart bunched the field up, however no one could touch Handley. He picked up his fourth win of the year over Hennessy. O’Blenis made an exciting last lap pass around the outside to pick up a third place finish while King and Gregory completed the top five.

Ramsay Returns To Victory Lane

The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks competed in their final points race of the season. Jeff Howard (No. 41) started on the front row with Chris Dorland (No. 14) in the 25 lap main event. Dorland jumped out to the early lead and looked impressive leading the first 11 circuits.

Justin Ramsay (No. 03) once again worked his way through the field and took the lead on lap 12. From there he led the final 13 trips around the track to win his sixth feature of the season. Wade Purchase (No. 53) also had a solid run as he worked his way to the second position by races end. Brandon Murrell (No. 19) was in contention throughout the event and finished third, while point leader Doug Anderson (No. 72) was fourth ahead of Brian Cross (No. 08).

With the top five finished Anderson clinched the 2017 Brighton Automotive Pro Stock Championship over Ramsay.

Wingless Win for Wilson

Nine cars competed in the third annual Simon Petit Memorial Wingless Sprint Car Dash. Defending race winner April Wilson (No. 15aw) started on the pole and led all 10 laps for the victory.

Paul Pekkonen challenged Wilson and made things interesting in the final two laps, but was unable to take the lead. At the finish Chris Jones (No. 11j) slipped by Pekkonen for second. Lee Ladouceur (No. 51) and Holly Porter (No. 0p) finished fourth and fifth.

Up Next – Danny Reid Memorial and Final Points Night

On Saturday, September 9th UCB Canada and Cole’s Timber Mart present the John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial for the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds. It will also be the final night of points racing for the Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and Quinte Septic Stingers. Race time is 7PM and adult admission is $15. For more information visit


Photos By Rod Henderson,

  1. IMG 7342 Mitch Brown (No. 10) cruised to victory on night two of the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway, Sunday, September 3rd.                                                  
  2. IMG 7550 Brandon Mowat (No. 46) powers by Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) to secure his third feature win in 2017 during day two of the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway, Sunday, September 3

Brighton Speedway Sunday September 3rd Race Results


Brighton Automotive Pro Stock Division Feature Finish 9/03/17

  1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 2. Wade Purchase (Demorestville, ON), 3. Brandon Murrell (Gores Landing, ON), 4. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 5. Brian Cross (Picton, ), 6. Austin Reid (Brighton, ON), 7. Steven Stachura (Frankford, ON), 8. Adam Wells (Stirling, ), 9. Mike Freeman (Brighton, ON), 10. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ON), 11. Carissa Burrows (Ameliasburgh, ON), 12. Travis Coates (Bloomfield, ON), 13. Jeff Howard (Trenton, ON), 14. Angie Kirby (Ameliasburg, ), 15. John Calgey (Brockville, ON), 16. Rob Archer (Petawawa, ), 17. Daniel Cole (Picton, ), 18. Dave Barrett* (Colborne, ), 19. Dan Insley (Wellington, ON), 20. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 21. Chris Dorland (Demorestville, ON),


OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division Feature Finish 9/03/17

  1. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 2. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 3. Doug O’Blenis (Napanee, ON), 4. Curtis King (Adam Nayler) (Wooler, ON), 5. Shawn Gregory (Trenton, ON), 6. Derrick Greig (Belleville, ON), 7. Rich Sanders (Brighton, ON), 8. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 9. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 10. Derek Bowers (Belleville, ON), 11. Charlie Sandercock (Jamie Sandercock) (Belleville, ON), 12. Nathan Rinaldi (Brighton, ON), 13. Adam Whaley (Frankford, ON), 14. Brandon Gregory (Trenton, ), 15. Leslie Turcotte-Mowat (Trenton, ON),


Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Model Division Feature Finish 9/03/17

  1. Brandon Mowat (Brighton, ON), 2. Charlie Sandercock (Jamie Sandercock) (Belleville, ON), 3. Andy Mayhew (Picton, ON), 4. Steve Baldwin (Trenton, ON), 5. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 6. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 7. Bradley Rayner (Codrington, ), 8. Tyler Rand (Picton, ON), 9. Kyle Sopaz (Carrying Place, ON), 10. Robbie Wilson (Trenton, ON), 11. Caley Weese  (Carrying Place, ON), 12. Austin King (Port Hope, ON), 13. Micheal Goudie (Muskoka, ), 14. Curtis King (Adam Nayler) (Wooler, ON),